World Trade Center Pulmonary Diseases and Multi-Organ System Manifestations

  • Anthony M. Szema

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jacqueline Moline, Leigh Wilson, Francine R. Smith
    Pages 1-19
  3. Evelyn J. Bromet, Roman Kotov, Benjamin J. Luft
    Pages 21-30
  4. Elizabeth Ward
    Pages 81-93
  5. Alpa G. Desai, Gwen S. Skloot
    Pages 95-106
  6. Talya Greene, Raz Gross, Lawrence Amsel, Christina W. Hoven
    Pages 121-136
  7. Jennifer Yip, Mayris P. Webber, Rachel Zeig-Owens, Madeline Vossbrinck, Ankura Singh, Theresa Schwartz et al.
    Pages 137-153
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 155-159

About this book


This book addresses the pulmonary and non-pulmonary manifestations related to exposure to airborne hazards after the collapse of the World Trade Center. Leading experts consider both short and long term effects on survivors, first responders, and residents of surrounding areas and offer clinical practice guidelines for treatment. Respiratory complications are the most obvious manifestation, but the text additionally covers oncology, psychiatry, and other organ systems for both adults and children. Knowledge of the medical ramifications from the World Trade Center collapse has broad scientific applicability to occupational and environmental medicine, preventive medicine, and epidemiology. With the advent of bioterrorism since 9/11, understanding prevention, treatment, monitoring, and basic and clinical research aspects of particulate matter air pollution is relevant and critically important to being a medical provider. This book will prove useful to pulmonologists, primary care providers, epidemiologists, psychiatrists, occupational and environmental specialists, allergists, immunologists, toxicologists and public policy experts.


Pulmonology Internal Medicine Air Pollution Airborne Hazards World Trade Center

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony M. Szema
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia University Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Epidemiology GroupCDC NIOSH U01 0H011308 “9/11 Trauma and Toxicity in Childhood: Longitudinal Health and Behavioral Outcomes”New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59371-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59372-2
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